I try to picture us on beds,
you on a bed of roses
me on a bed of nails.
Still, we are here together as before and
a sort of married couple
who live at separate addresses
and meet for dinner and snacks.
I drink liquor and you plan my heart attack.
I have problems and you have nerve attacks.
What a pair, what a team
Even if we live in different worlds
until we have to pay a bill.
I feel good knowing you’re well,
You feel good when you give me hell.
Then I go into action mode,
I have a new knife, you know.
All is settled in a minute, though.
And we come together as lovers should.
We kiss and cuddle on the rug,
And you plan tomorrow,
I just shrug.
But we are more alike than different, you know.
We were brother and sister in another life.
We toiled the ground and lived on a farm.
We made friends with lots of breeds.
In Italy, everyone has peculiar needs.
But back to now in 2021.
Our love is strong and tough.
We are old, but we give enough.
You are still lovely.
A mask of the sun,
your light is strong.
I wear dark glasses and hope I’m not wrong.